First Church of Christ, Scientist

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The First Church of Christ, Scientist is a Pensacola Christian Science congregation located at 5555 N Davis Hwy. The church also operates the Christian Science Reading Room at the same address.

History[edit]

Christian Science presence first came to Pensacola in 1895. It was reorganized in 1905 as an official branch of the Mother Church in Boston. Services were held in various downtown buildings until the church purchased a property at 15 West Belmont Street in 1920.

In 1967, the church purchased a larger property at 4880 North 9th Avenue. Construction of a new building began in April 1972, and the first service was held on December 10, 1974. The building was officially dedicated on December 29 of that year. The North 9th Avenue church property has since been sold and the church is now meeting in a storefront at the North Davis Highway location until a new church is constructed on Nine Mile Road.

The Sunday service is at 10:30AM, and the Wednesday Evening meeting is now at 7:00PM. The Reading Room is available before and after church services and from noon to 2:00PM on Saturdays.

References[edit]

  • "First Church of Christ, Scientist Dedicates Church." Pensacola Journal, December 28, 1974.